New Leicester parking lot discovery

It's been quite a year for Leicester archaeologists. First there was the discovery of Richard III under a parking lot. Now a 3rd century Roman cemetery has been found under a second lot. The cemetery includes 13 burials -- both Christian and Pagan, an unusual practice at the time.

In addition to remains, various artifacts were discovered with the graves, including hairpins, rings, belt buckles and remains of shoes. The cemetery was found just outside Leicester's Roman wall, a common practice for burials in Roman times.